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PM creates COVID-19 cabinet committee to deal with novel coronavirus

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has created a new cabinet committee to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak, which began in China but now has spread around the world. The COVID-19 cabinet committee will complement the work being done by the government’s incident response group. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia

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Ontario creates scholarships to honour of victims of Iran plane crash

Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:45AM EST TORONTO – Ontario is creating 57 new post-secondary scholarships to honour the victims of the Iran plane crash that left no survivors last week. Premier Doug Ford says in a statement that a new government fund will disperse

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Ford government creates new French commissioner job amid backlash

TORONTO — After days of backlash over its cuts to institutions serving francophones, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government says it’s making changes meant to recognize the “significant and ongoing” contributions of the Franco-Ontarian community. In a statement Friday evening, Premier Doug Ford says his government is creating the position of

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